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Doctor insights on: Personalized Outdoor Plaques

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How is indoor tanning better/worse than current biological and other uv in office treatment ?

How is indoor tanning better/worse than current biological and other uv in office treatment ?

Indoor tanning: Indoor tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. One indoor tanning session a year while in high school or college boosted development of basal cell carcinoma(bcc) to 10%, more than 6 times a year had an 82% higher risk of bcc. Over 200 treatments of office uvb causes skin cancer development. Tanning beds and sun exposure increases skin cancer. ...Read more

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more

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Is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database accurate in their ratings of how hazardous different cosmetics, shampoos, etc are?

Is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database accurate in their ratings of how hazardous different cosmetics, shampoos, etc are?

As far as i know: They have a good reputation and lots of people depend on their information. You do ask a good question...you could call them and get more information on how they do their research...and yo may find that helps you more. ...Read more

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FEV1 60% under DLCO-Dsb 86%, D/VAsb 78% VAsb 110%. This past year is a different format and shows diffusing capacity DLCO 68%, DLCO/VA 67%, VA 103%?

FEV1 60% under DLCO-Dsb 86%, D/VAsb 78% VAsb 110%. This past year is a different format and shows diffusing capacity DLCO 68%, DLCO/VA 67%, VA 103%?

Abnormal asthma or: copd [chronic obstructive lung disease] see lung dr. for evaluation which it appears you have , never smoke this is a death sentence and will only get worse or other toxic things to lungs ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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What are visible differences between children who play indoors and those who play outdoors?

What are visible differences between children who play indoors and those who play outdoors?

Other than a tan ??: Inside & sedentary kids are more likely to pack on the pounds & see their schoolwork suffer because of all the tv time/computer games & tendency to snack. The outside kids develop smoother coordination at an earlier age, more natural vitamin d & better social skills through their team interaction. Interesting choice of lifestyles. ...Read more

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If an OCD sufferer fears certain chemical, how will erp (exposure and response prevention) be carried out?

If an OCD sufferer fears certain chemical, how will erp (exposure and response prevention) be carried out?

2 Main Types: There are 2 main types of exposure therapy that good for this. In vivo therapy invovles creating a hierarchy and systematically exposing yourself to more anxiety producing thought s , situations and chemicals. Imaginal exposures are sometimes use when real life exposures would be impossible or too difficult. They both are efective if applied right. ...Read more

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How are static & dynamic lung compliance measured in children?

How are static & dynamic lung compliance measured in children?

Spirometry: Compliance and many other aspects of lung function can be measured in children with PFTs (pulmonary function tests) using a spirometer. The child has to be old enough to follow directions. You will find this piece of equipment in a pediatric pulmunology or allergy/immunology office. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (without doing exercise) improve the immune system?

Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (without doing exercise) improve the immune system?

Doubtful: Spending time in sunlight mostly will (1) increase your vitamin d, (2) tan your skin and (3) increase your risk of skin cancer. You may feel a little better as humans seem to flock to the sun. There is no known connection to immune system activity. ...Read more

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Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix. Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix.  Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Arteriopathy?: Coumadin (warfarin) is indicated for 6 mos. Plavix is not indicated. You should be screened for marfan's, ehlers-danlos type iv, bicuspid aortic valve. The incidence of recurrence is 1%/year for 10 years. If you send me a private request with your email address, i'll email you a review from the new england journal of medicine. Exercises that extend your neck should be avoided. O/w no specific prohibition. ...Read more

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Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

IT IS ABOUT THE: Indian, not the arrow... Anyone of us can potentially make something safe very dangerous. Proper use, for an appropriate period of workout time is healthy. If you push your luck, you may get hurt. Just like anything else in life! ...Read more

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How come asbestos workers get lung diseases? Didnt they wear protective equipment? Similar to how the asbestos removers wear protective equipment

How come asbestos workers get lung diseases? Didnt they wear protective equipment? Similar to how the asbestos removers wear protective equipment

Asbestos: asbestos fibers are small and many workers are not that careful about wearing the protective equipment properly and 100% of the time while they are exposed to the dust in the air. ...Read more

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Is there any programs aimed at elders to rehabilitate dementia, Alzheimer's etc?

Is there any programs aimed at elders to rehabilitate dementia, Alzheimer's etc?

Few: There are some programs that claim that they can improve cognitive function of persons with dementia but they have not been proven to be effective. ...Read more

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Recently moved & skin getting worse, which place conditions are best for atopic dermatitis? (for example: downstairs, upstairs, humidity, allergies)

Recently moved & skin getting worse, which place conditions are best for atopic dermatitis? (for example: downstairs, upstairs, humidity, allergies)

Atopic dermatitis: It appears you may have made the wrong move. You will have to determine which room you are more comfortable in by trial and error or have your house analyzed for mold and other allergens ...Read more

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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act. ...Read more

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What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

Rural Life style: In the Journey of Life, some people have chosen Rural Lifestyle. At some point in our life, people enjoyed City Lifestyle and had Specialist medical care when there was need. Some Health problems were due to air pollution, water pollution, traffic congestion, and Rush life style. Less Specialist medical care in rural area is a health challenge. Peace and Spirituality in rural area is a Blessing! ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Which jobs suitable for someone narcissistic , introverted , low esteemed , social anxiety one ? Or its better to keep home - no treatment is vital

Which jobs suitable for someone narcissistic , introverted , low esteemed , social anxiety one ? Or its better to keep home - no treatment is vital

Job could help: While treatment may not be vital, it could certainly help given your description. So could working since it will direct attention toward doing something useful. This will likely increase self esteem and help overcome social anxiety. Staying at home is a setting which is likely to increase the negative feelings which you imply. Your first step may be to speak with someone about your concerns. ...Read more

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